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Simple Besitos de Coco / Coconut Macaroons

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Delicious and simple Besitos de Coco or Coconut Macaroons made with 3 ingredients.

Besitos de Coco or Coconut Macaroons were my old-time favorites ever. This simple and delicious treat brings back memories of my childhood in Puerto Rico.

photos of besito de cocos stacked

Though there are many ways to create this delicious treat, in our family we stick to the simple recipe.

You can find Puerto Rican Coconut kisses with more ingredients but I'm going to say that no matter how you create Besitos de Coco the end result will be the same.

They will taste delicious. I add a dash or so of Almond extract with my recipe to add more flavor.

Of course, we make our simple Besitos de Coco with no flour or eggs, and, to be honest, every Latin country has its own adaptation to this sweet treat.

Another thing you will notice with my recipe is that I didn't use parchment paper. Just wanted to share this before we continue.

Also, this post was originally from 2016 and has been updated with new photos, and I now use a scoop to make the besitos de cocos much cuter!

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Can you freeze Besitos de Cocos?

Yes, you can freeze Besitos de Cocos or coconut macaroons. Allowed the macaroons or Besitos de Cocos to fully cooled and placed them in a freezer-friendly container or bags.

Now, if you are going to stack them while freezing, I recommend it you flash freeze them for a few minutes and before freezing them. Stack them with freezer-friendly paper or parchment paper in between.

Besitos de Cocos will store in the freezer for one month.

How to thaw Besitos de cocos

To thaw the frozen coconut macaroons, place them on top of a wire rack and thaw them until they are not frozen.

Can you make ahead Besitos de Cocos?

Yes, you can make Puerto Rican Besitos de Cocos a day ahead and make them in the refrigerators for the next day.

How long can Besitos de Cocos last in the refrigerator?

Coconut Macaroons can stay fresh in the refrigerator for at least 3 days.

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How to Make Simple Besitos de Coco

What are the ingredients to make besitos de coco

To make besitos de coco you are going to need the following ingredients:

  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
  • 14 ounces shredded Coconut Flakes (5 1/2 cups) – I used sweetened.
  • 2 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
  • 1 dash of Almond extract (Optional)
photos of besitos de coco

Now that you have the ingredients follow the steps below to make this recipe.

Start by preheating the oven to 325° F

If you are going to use parchment paper, this is where you add it to your baking sheet.

besitos de coco(12)

Using a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix.

Using a teaspoon or tablespoon, scoop the mixture into the baking pan.

besitos de coco(13)

Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the besitos de coco are lightly brown around the edges.

Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes and then place them to a cooling rack to cool some more.

Your besitos de coco are ready to serve.

photos of besitos de coco

Besito de Coco or Coconut Macaroons Recipe

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Besitos de Coco / Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Besitos de Coco / Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Besitos de coco or coconut macaroons are a traditional Puerto Rican dessert that is easy to make with 3 ingredients.

A popular Latin American dessert, Coconuts Macaroons are a sweet treat like no other. If you want step-by-step instructions on how to make these delicious macaroon cookies, then keep reading!


  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
  • 14 ounces shredded Coconut Flakes (5 1/2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
  • 1 dash of Almond extract (Optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 325° F
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and blend well
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls to the baking sheets
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges
  6. Remove to a cooling rack to cool
  7. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 37gProtein: 5g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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  1. This looks so delicious and simple to make! I remember eating them when I was younger but wouldn’t mind eating them now either, haha! Thanks!

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